Request for Proposals | 2023 Community Food Systems + Farm to School and Early Care Conference

March 3, 2023

2023 Community Food Systems + Farm to School and Early Care Conference.

The Community Food Systems program and Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Coalition are teaming up to host a joint, collaborative conference.

The conference will be held June 15-17, 2023 in Waukee, Iowa. Join us in Growing a Culture of Celebration, celebrating food, learning, and collaboration.

Request for Proposals

The planning committee invites individuals, organizations, and groups to submit presentation proposals.

All proposals must be submitted by end of day, April 8, 2023.

The goal of the conference is to engage, support, and inspire individuals, organizations, and businesses in all areas of the food system. Sessions may be formatted as a lecture, panel, interactive discussion, or training. All sessions must address the conference theme of Growing a Culture of Celebration and offer opportunities for interaction and engagement with attendees. Topics may range from technical support on starting school gardens, or community-based food systems projects and initiatives. We encourage collaborative presentation proposals, with multiple presenters to share a variety of perspectives and expertise. Multiple proposal submissions are allowed. 

Accepted proposals will be announced by mid-April. Conference registration fees will be waived for breakout session presenters on day of presentation. 

Visit our conference webpage for the full details.


Contact Bre Miller at or ph. 515-294-3086.